EIGHT apartments, a townhouse and a new cafe or restaurant could be built in Bootham if developers get the go-ahead for the scheme.

Plans have been resubmitted for the project after the council sold a strip of land at Bootham Row car park to the applicants, Bootham Developments LLP, for £155,000. The scheme was initially approved in November.

The development, on Bootham Row behind Upside Down interior design shop and the Bootham Tavern, would create four one-bedroom flats, four two-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom town house with a small garden.

On the ground floor there will be a 290sqm commercial unit, which could become a cafe, restaurant or shop.

Planning documents say there would be 12 full time equivalent jobs created at the site.

The application says: “The revised scheme has substantial advantages over that previously approved.

“Proposals will transform the current unsightly and neglected appearance of this land to an accessible and attractive public realm area, including planting and a new footway linking with Bootham.”

The plans include timber benches, raised plant beds and small trees to create an “urban park” in front of the building on Bootham Row.

However no parking plans have been submitted and the application says that, as the building is within the city centre Foot Street Zone, no spaces are required. Season ticket parking is available in the neighbouring Bootham Row Car Park.

The existing “unsightly” extensions behind 25 and 27 Bootham would be demolished as part of the project before work could begin on the three and four-storey development.

The 430sqm site is situated within the York Central Historic Core Conservation Area and lies behind Grade II listed buildings occupied by businesses on Bootham.